Catholic Council Confirms COVID-19 Case Associated With Thunder Bay Elementary School

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A case of COVID-19 associated with another elementary school in Thunder Bay has been confirmed.

The Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board said the case involved a person associated with St. Ann Elementary School.

The council said the person had not been in school for “an extended period of time,” but the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has requested that all possible close contacts be ruled out and tested as a precaution.

The Catholic council and health unit are also facing an outbreak of COVID-19 at St. Martin Elementary School, which as of Tuesday had grown to 20 cases.

St. Martin is currently closed to in-person learning.

8 new cases in Thunder Bay district

On Wednesday, the health unit announced eight new cases of the virus in the Thunder Bay district.

Five of the cases are due to close contact, one is due to travel outside the region and two are pending.

Six of Wednesday’s cases are in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, one in an Indigenous community and one in a district community.

Three cases were also listed as resolved.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 38 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit area.

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) announced a new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The case is in the Sioux Lookout area.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 15 confirmed active cases of the virus in the NWHU district.

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